Anyone going for an MRI scan.Please be careful.Many hospital use MRI scans - Magnetic Resonance Imaging, to assess various diseases including joint pains, sports injury, cancers of the rectum etc. The MRI basically works of the prinicapl of applying a strong magnetic field to align the protons (found in water moleucles in the body tissues).
There is a report in major newspaper that a visitor sadly lost his life, when he went along with his relative for a MRI scan in Mumbai. He was allegedly told to carry an oxygen cylinder. The MRI machine in simple terms is a very powerful magnet.
To give an idea, the basic earth's magnetic filed is around 0.5 gauss, the MRI used a field that is around 5,000-30,000 gauss. You can google to see pictures of metal objects (chairs, beds, trolleys) are sucked to a MRI machine
Any metal is prohibited in the MRI scanner room.Anyone having a pacemaker, metallic clips within the brain, metal implants for bones/ old fractures, pacemakers etc are NOT candidates for a MRI scan.
Some people have non-ferromagnetic implants that can be allowed but it would distort the image. So, if anyone knows someone going for a MRI scan, please ensure that the details are doubly checked and verified by the MRI team (technician and radiologists). Any metal components like, keys, safety pins, IV fluid drip stands, chains, watches all have to be removed.